Aid and Dependence: British Aid to Malawi by Kathryn Morton

By Kathryn Morton

First released in 1975, together with the out of the country improvement Institute, this research examines the case for and against relief for constructing countries, taking the explicit instance of British reduction to Malawi’s financial improvement on account that independence in 1964.

Kathryn Morton means that with out Britain’s reduction, Malawi’s means to enhance may were seriously undermined and that relief has no longer in most cases inhibited Malawi’s efforts to assist itself. The speedy development of either agricultural and business output along foreign currencies gains and avoidance of large-scale city unemployment and stability of check difficulties don't endure out the critics' gloomy predictions.

This booklet does a lot to counter the critics’ case opposed to relief and increases a couple of very important questions in deciding on the long run form of relief rules for either Britain and different constructed international locations.

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1 But what initially appeared to be a domestic squabble swiftly turned into a confrontation. The ministers, who had the support of a large section of educated Africans and also some popular backing, either resigned or were dismissed from Dr Banda’s government, and several months of political unrest followed. At one point, the administrative capital—Zomba—was virtually in the hands of the dissidents and in February 1965 an armed insurrection led by the leader of the ‘rebef ministers, Chipembere, came near to toppling Dr Banda.

This also illustrates the arbitrary formulation suggested by the relatively large plan expenditure. Universal primary education, for instance, part of the MCP election platform, represented an important unsatisfied popular demand: yet its provision would require largely consumption expenditure, and it was therefore dropped from the immediate development strategy. Equally aid should not be accepted if it compromised Malawi’s political and economic independence. Development Plan, op. , pp. 5–6. 2 MALAWI’S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AFTER INDEPENDENCE In 1964 Malawi faced economic problems as severe as any confronting any newly independent country.

P. 385 ff. 5m. Cmnd. 4677, CD&W Acts 1929–70: A Brief Review, HMSO, 1971, p. 6. O. , 1964, Tables 56, 100 and 145. The first Commission to investigate the possibility of closer association between the territories of Eastern and Central Africa was the Hilton Young Commission, which reported in 1929. The second, headed by Lord Bledisloe, produced its report in 1939. Nkumbula, Federation in Central Africa, p. 3, quoted in Pike, op. , p. 114. They were not far wrong in guessing that the real aim of the settler leaders, Huggins and Welensky, was still amalgamation, see p.

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